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Our goal is to help you make informed material choices. Healthy Materials Lab evaluates each product holistically for its contents, impact, and performance. We consider a product’s effect in every stage of its life cycle, examining its impact on people and ecological health through the lens of human exposure. We build on the work of like-minded endeavors by preferring products which prioritize human health, particularly in the context of affordable housing. The evaluation process begins with ingredient disclosure, requiring each product to have significant transparency documentation, and appreciates third-party certifications for verifying qualities of material health among other important attributes. Like the continually shifting market, HML vetting criteria is under continuous evaluation.

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